Ballinhassig Parish – ‘Where the River Owenabue Flows Through’

Two Cork filmmakers, Mary Crowley and Lisa Fleming, produced a DVD on the local history of Ballinhassig Parish in Co Cork.
The DVD, entitled ‘Ballinhassig Parish – ‘Where The River Owenabue Flows Through’, is presented by well-known local historian John L O’Sullivan and features interviews with local people and long time residents of the parish.

The documentary features some of Ireland’s greatest sporting heroes, including Liam MacCarthy, after whom the All Ireland Hurling Championship cup is named, and 1939 Grand National winner Timmy Hyde. It also looks back at local religious figures such as Archdeacon Tom Duggan, who was awarded the Military Cross, as well as local industry and infrastructure.
The viewer is treated to chronicles of local battles and conflicts and visits to historic sites including The Priest’s Leap and St Garvan’s Abbey. Also featured on the DVD is a history of the old Cork Railway Line, visiting stations at Ballinhassig, Crossbarry and Upton. We are treated to accounts of the construction of the new road and the development of Cork Airport.
Hidden treasures such as the Chetwynd Viaduct and the beautiful Owenabue River are uncovered and the late Mr Ossie Bennett shares some tales from his extraordinary life in his last ever interview.

John L O Sullivan’s vast knowledge on the subject keeps the viewer entertained for 2 hours with this DVD.


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